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my system won't detect my hard drive

By thedude60126
Oct 25, 2008
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  1. So hello. I am new to this forum and have a question for everyone. I have a custom built machine with a asus motherboard and windows vista 64 on it. I recently ran into a issue of that when I power my machine up it will detect my hard drives (i have a primary 300 gig and a secondary 100 gig). They are both IDE. Now the have power going to them as I tried a different power source. My question is were should I start to investigate this problem. Could it be the bios, the IDE cable, or the motherboard itself. Thanks and I promise to contribute to this forum instead of just coming with problems. Thankyou and hello all.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    You need to start with the configuring of the HardDrives

    Does 1 work by itself?
    Hae you set CS jumper location on bothe HardDrives?
    Are they both on seperate IDE channels?
    Have you checked the IDE (and power) cables are secure?
    Have you tried replacing the IDE Cables?
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